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Classic PC Games

Take a step back in time and revisit your favorite DOS and Windows games. The files available in this collection consist primarily of PC demos, freeware, and shareware. These files are the original releases which will require intermediate to advanced knowledge to install and run on modern operating systems. If you would rather simply try some classic MS-DOS games inside your browser you may wish to try the online MS-DOS Software Library. New games are added to this collection on a weekly basis.

Specific news regarding major updates can be found on our website Demu.

If you are the copyright holder of a classic computer game and would like the full version of your work to appear in the archive please e-mail me at swizzle@demu.org. I'm also more than happy to answer questions and fill requests.

Compatibility Information
The majority of these games will not run correctly on modern operating systems. For DOS titles you will need to use DOSBox. You can find an easy to follow DOSBox tutorial here.

Most Windows titles will need to be run through Windows Virtual PC under the appropriate version of Windows for full functionality. Some titles may *mostly* work by simply configuring them to use a compatibility mode.

If you are running Linux, BSD, Solaris or Mac OS X, Wine will run most of the older Windows based software (and DOSBox).


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Classic PC Games
by Amaranth Games
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Ahriman's Prophecy is one of the best console style role playing games ever made with the RPGmaker engine. Graphics, music and sounds are well made and the world you have to explore is really huge. Of course there is lots of fighting and some (senseless) running around to level up before the next big quest, but that's part of the concept (and of the genre) and it never gets boring. The story is interesting (but not without clich├ęs) and very epic. You start as a young teenage girl in a small...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Role playing games
Classic PC Games
by Scottgames
software
eye 4,740
favorite 5
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The story as follows (from creator's own description): "The day the Iffermoon crashed, the world changed forever. Your name is Silence, a young creature of unknown origin who finds himself in the Kingdom of Dinost, an ancient land filled with life and mystery. The inhabitants there have been at war with a creature called Cosmose since the day he emerged from a mechanical menace called the Iffermoon. The Iffermoon's origins are shrouded in controversy, but it's said that it once brought...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Role playing games
Classic PC Games
by Brandon Abley & Teo Mathlein
software
eye 602
favorite 1
comment 0
Game starts where most other RPGs end. It's the day before the final battle in the eternal struggle between good and evil. Wilfred and his loyal squire Kyr-Stan prepare themselves for a last fight, but it's a strange hero we meet here: Wilfred is full of doubts about his power and his destiny, he dreams of a peaceful coexistence between monsters and heroes and in fact he is so stricken with fear that he hides under his blankets at night. So can he win and save his world anyway? "Wilfred,...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Role playing games
Classic PC Games
by Mark Pay
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favorite 1
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The Spirit Engine is a great mix between action, side-scroller and role playing game. You can choose from various characters in the beginning of the game (gets more important during later levels) and have the opportunity to upgrade these characters by buying new armor, weapons and amulets. You can also learn a great variety of spells which you can use during fights. Sometimes it's really hard to find the right spell combination to win a hard fight and you will die several times before you...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Role playing games
Classic PC Games
by Mark Pay
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favorite 1
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Developers description: The Spirit Engine 2 is the follow up to the freeware game 'The Spirit Engine', originally released in November 2003. Set in a new world, with new characters, new graphics and a rewritten game engine, TSE-2 sets out to improve upon the game experience of the original in every possible way. The Spirit Engine 2 features: - An extensive plot spanning nine distinct chapters. History is unraveling in the once peaceful state of Lereftain. Murderous cults are running unchecked...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Role playing games
Classic PC Games
by Ravencoast Studios
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eye 660
favorite 1
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Within an ancient land, undisturbed for ages, evil resides in a towering fortress... A young wanderer, without a name and past, has been forced to travel to this fortress by a shadowy spirit who controls his every move. Setting out on an uncertain journey, the nameless wanderer has no choice but to succeed in pleasing the spirit's wishes or die trying... The ending is worth playing through the game for, so if you are feeling a bit tired of playing it, then don't give up. Together with The...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Role playing games
Classic PC Games
software
eye 901
favorite 3
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"Guardian of Paradise" is an excellent action orientated "Zelda"-like RPG. You play a young boy called Tela whose sister is suffering from an mysterious illness. So Tela sets out on his quest to find the healing waters of the legendary place called Paradise. On his way he makes friendship with the five elemental spirits (fire, water, earth, air and darkness) who teach him spells and join him on his way. But he can only summon one elemental at a time (by killing enemies and...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Role playing games